Prime Factor Decomposition

Prime Factor Decomposition
Prime Factor Decomposition
Prime Factor Decomposition

What's Included

  • Smart Notebooks Presentation
  • Activ Inspire Flipchart
  • Lesson Plan
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
  • Differentiated Worksheet

Prime Factor Decomposition

Students learn how to break down a number using its prime factors and write the result using index notation.  As learning progresses they apply their learning to solve a simple equations where the unknown is a power and the base is prime.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
  • All students should be able to decompose an integer using its prime factors.
  • Most students should be able to decompose an integer using it’s prime factors and write the product using index notation.
  • Some students should be able to solve equations such as 2mx 3k= 648 using prime number factorisation
Scheme of Work Link

Indices and Standard Index Form - Foundation

Indices and Standard Form - Higher

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